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    Saint Pierre and Miquelon Geography - 2003
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    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Northern North America, islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, south of Newfoundland (Canada)


      Geographic coordinates: 46 50 N, 56 20 W


      Map references: North America


      Area: total: 242 sq km
      note: includes eight small islands in the Saint Pierre and the Miquelon groups
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 242 sq km


      Area - comparative: 1.5 times the size of Washington, DC


      Land boundaries: 0 km


      Coastline: 120 km


      Maritime claims: exclusive economic zone: 200 NM
      territorial sea: 12 NM


      Climate: cold and wet, with much mist and fog; spring and autumn are windy


      Terrain: mostly barren rock


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Morne de la Grande Montagne 240 m


      Natural resources: fish, deepwater ports


      Land use: arable land: 13.04%
      permanent crops: 0%
      other: 86.96% (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: NA sq km


      Natural hazards: persistent fog throughout the year can be a maritime hazard


      Environment - current issues: recent test drilling for oil in waters around Saint Pierre and Miquelon may bring future development that would impact the environment


      Geography - note: vegetation scanty


      NOTE: The information regarding Saint Pierre and Miquelon on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Saint Pierre and Miquelon Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.



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